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Bipolar hosts and non-doped deep-blue emitters (CIEy = 0.04) based on phenylcarbazole and 2-(2-phenyl-2H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine groups

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Abstract

We have designed and synthesized four bipolar materials, TAZ-1Cz, TAZ-2Cz, TAZ-3Cz and TAZ-4Cz, using 2-(2-phenyl-2H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine (TAZ) as an electron-withdrawing group and phenylcarbazole as an electron-donating group. Their rigid molecular structures improve their thermal stability with high glass transition temperatures: 99 °C for TAZ-2Cz, 100 °C for TAZ-3Cz and 103 °C for TAZ-4Cz. Employing TAZ-1Cz, TAZ-2Cz, TAZ-3Cz and TAZ-4Cz as hosts, green phosphorescent organic light-emitting devices (PhOLEDs) with fac-tris(2-phenylpyridine)iridium as an emitter display maximum external quantum efficiencies (EQEs) of 15.8, 15.5, 16.0 and 13.0%, respectively. And blue PhOLEDs hosted by TAZ-1Cz, TAZ-2Cz and TAZ-3Cz achieved maximum current efficiencies of 8.6, 11.0 and 10.6 cd A−1, respectively. Furthermore, non-doped OLEDs using TAZ-1Cz and TAZ-4Cz as emitters exhibit electroluminescence (EL) peaks at 400 and 412 nm with CIE coordinates of (0.16, 0.04) and (0.15, 0.04), which are located in the deep-blue region.

Graphical abstract: Bipolar hosts and non-doped deep-blue emitters (CIEy = 0.04) based on phenylcarbazole and 2-(2-phenyl-2H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine groups

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The article was received on 28 Dec 2016, accepted on 30 Mar 2017 and first published on 19 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05630J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article
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    Bipolar hosts and non-doped deep-blue emitters (CIEy = 0.04) based on phenylcarbazole and 2-(2-phenyl-2H-1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)pyridine groups

    H. Xu, P. Sun, K. Wang, J. Li, F. Wang, Y. Miao, H. Wang, B. Xu and W. Wong, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05630J

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